The National War Memorial for Scotland was established by Royal Charter to commemorate the sacrifice of Scots in the Great War, Second World War and subsequent conflicts. The Memorial within Edinburgh Castle houses and displays the Rolls of Honour of Scots servicemen and women from all the Armed Services, the Dominions, Merchant Navy, Women's Services, Nursing Services and civilian casualties of all wars from 1914 to date.
Visit to the Memorial by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh - 3 July 2014. Summer 2014 was an especially busy time for the Trustees and staff of the Memorial, as the Centenary of the outbreak of World War One approached. The highlight of the period was the visit to the Memorial, on 3 July 2014, of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, who attended the Annual Service during which the Colours of The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland were laid up. Photographs and a video of this very special occasion are available for viewing in the Gallery section of the website.
Publication of "Scotland's Shrine". The summer also saw the publication of Professor Duncan Macmillan's book "Scotland's Shrine - The Scottish National War Memorial". The book records the history of the Memorial from concept, to completion in 1927. Sir Hew Strachan, one of Britain's leading authorities on World War One, said of this book: "It is a magnificent book: wonderful photographs and matched by serious scholarship. In a flood of books for the centenary that don't matter, at last one that does." The book can be bought through all good retailers, Historic Scotland shops and direct from the publisher Lund Humphries.
Click here if you wish to conduct an online search of the Scottish Roll of Honour.
About the Memorial
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View a selection of photographs taken during a project in 2013 to comprehensively photograph all parts of the memorial.